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EASTERN POINT LIGHT

State: MASSACHUSETTS
Location: EAST SIDE GLOUCESTER HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: GLOUCESTER
County: ESSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 1 Year Station Established: 1832


Eastern Point Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1890
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1985
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN & RED ROOF
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 36
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: DCB-24
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1994
  • Height of Focal Plane: 57
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL ON DISPLAY AT CAPE ANN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM IN GLOUCESTER, MA
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1951
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1879
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC REVIVAL DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON (1931), COVERED PASSAGEWAY, "DOG BAR" BREAKWATER (1905), OIL HOUSE (1894), SHED, ASST. KEEPERS (1908)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Vist for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002027
Name of Listing: EASTERN LIGHT (LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
WINSLOW HOMER LIVED HERE 1880



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